Now, on the 50th anniversary of the first hydrogen car, Billings is witnessing the fulfillment of his boyhood dream, as his fuel cell prototype is being followed into the marketplace by hydrogen fuel cell cars manufactured and sold by a number of automobile companies including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai, and Honda.
“It was 50 years ago when I invented the first Hydrogen Car. It is so gratifying to me to see this technology now beginning to be used all around the world. I am grateful to my teachers and educators that helped me to have the vision to dream an idea like this and the knowledge to put it on the street – to make it happen.”
— Dr. Roger E. Billings, Inventor of the Hydrogen Car